Squashing down the bugs
October 15, 2010 9:47 PM Subscribe
What is the best way to get a job in fixing bugs in computer or mobile software?
posted by antgly to work & money (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I constantly find bugs in Apple iOS devices, such as the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. I send these in as bug reports often with images, video, and whatever is necessary to convey the bugs. I download beta versions of iOS software so that way I can help fix things well.
And at times, I'm the first one to trap certain bugs, especially UI bugs (like buttons not working, font not changing, screen not rotating, certain behavior occurring that isn't expected) or problems with connectivity not occurring when I do certain tasks on the device.
Occasionally I also send in bug reports for Mac software not functioning properly, such as in certain situations that I create either on purpose or by accident, Mail.app showing a negative inbox count.
Is there a way that I can get a job that will pay me for similar activity? Where can I find such a job?